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North Alabama Athletics | January 3, 2018

Wallen sisters have record-setting night as North Alabama moves to 12-0

  Ivy Wallen, who leads DII in assists, set the GSC record with 20 against Mississippi College.

CLINTON, Miss. – Emma Wallen hit a school-record 10 three-point baskets, while her sister Ivy dished out a Gulf South Conference record 20 assists as the No. 21 University of North Alabama women's basketball team remained undefeated on the season by routing Mississippi College 106-71 Tuesday evening on the road. The win gives UNA a 12-0 record on the season, including a 5-0 start to GSC play.


Emma Wallen finished with 34 points to tie a career-high set earlier this season. She was previously tied with two other players for the single-game three-point record with seven. Her trey with 6:18 remaining gave her the record alone.

Against Mississippi College, UNA scored the first seven points of the game and never trailed. The Lions led 50-34 at the half and shot 67 percent from the floor over the final two quarters to cruise to the win.

Ivy Wallen, who leads the nation in assists-per game, moved her season total to 128 on the year with her eighth double-digit assists contest. She is averaging 10.7 assists per game. Against the Choctaws, she assisted six different players who scored 49 points, including nine three-pointers.

Emma Wallen, who was 10-of-16 from long range, knocked down five of her treys off assists from her sister. She moved into first place in the GSC in total three-point baskets (48), as well as three-pointers-per-game (4.0). For the season, she is shooting 36.4 percent from long range.

Brittany Panetti added 22 points for the Lions and was the team's leading scorer through three quarters before having to sit with foul trouble. She was 9-of-12 from the floor and reaches double figures for the eighth straight game.

Ansley Eubank added four three-pointers and a team-high nine rebounds to go along with her 20 points. It's the third time this season the sophomore has reached 20 points in a game.

Kelley Allen led Mississippi College (5-7 overall, 1-5 GSC) with 16 points for the game.

UNA will play at Delta State on Thursday. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. on the DSU campus in Cleveland, Miss.

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